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Remote Community Mental Health Therapist

Company: Peninsula Behavioral Health, WA
Location: port angeles
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

  • Pay rate is $70,000 per year
  • Please DO NOT apply if you are not fully licensed in the State of Washington.


JOB OVERVIEW: Provides remote telebehavioral health services including assessments, crisis intervention, case management and psychotherapy to adults. Manage a caseload of adult clients and provide services in accordance with funding guidelines and requirements. We offer work life balance, flexible schedule, sign on/retention bonus!


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure professionalism, competency, and compliance in offsite working environment.
  • Provides remote intake assessments including psychosocial histories, identification of co-occurring disorders, history of treatment, identification of strengths and supports, risk assessment, and diagnostic formulations.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans with documentation of problems, needs, desired outcomes, and therapeutic goals which are measurable, observable, and achievable.
  • Provides individual psychotherapy as appropriate for caseload, implements evidence-based practices as clinically indicated.
  • Provide case management and crisis response as needed to promote stability, recovery and community reintegration.
  • Participates in team meetings and case consultation with other staff as needed.
  • Participates in client-centered care coordination with internal and external partners, including primary care providers.
  • Maintains familiarity with and handles client information in accordance with Federal Regulations (42 CFR, Part 2), the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 71.05.390 and RCW 71.24), and other applicable laws pertaining to confidentiality of client and staff information.
  • Maintains physical security of confidential materials and assigned Agency property.


SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs relevant clinical and administrative tasks according to agency policies.
  • Maintains high standards of professional conduct in interaction with clients and staff.
  • Maintains professional competency through a program of professional development, clinical supervision, peer consultation and in-service training.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, appropriate to remote work environment.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changing work demands.


PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:

  • Meets attendance and punctuality standards necessary for effective client care.
  • Maintains accurate, timely chart information in compliance with State, funding source, and agency quality assurance guidelines.
  • Meets productivity expectations of 75% consistently (typically 30 billable hours per week, inclusive of client-related phone calls and case management).
  • Coordinates and prioritizes work assignments so that tasks are completed on time.
  • Regular consultation with supervisor on all matters of performance, including clinical efficacy, productivity, compliance, and technology.
  • Participate in random, periodic quality assurance activities to verify confidentiality, sound/video quality, and therapeutic environment.


REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSE(S), CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE:

Education:Masters degree in counseling, social work or related field.

Experience:Minimum of 2 years counseling experience working with adults with serious, persistent mental illness.

  • Experience providing telebehavioral health services.

Licensure: Washington State LICSW, LMFT, or LMHC (required)

EQUIPMENT:

  • A reliable computer with a webcam that can:
  • conduct Zoom meetings;
  • support web-based work in the EHR
  • access remote email through the PBH server.
  • Internet connectivity of at least 10 Mbps.
  • Reliable phone connectivity.
  • A secure, private professional work space away from other members of the household, including pets.
  • A method to sign documents virtually.
  • A method of storing psychotherapy notes behind 2 locks.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Essential:

  • Strong technical skills to trouble shoot technical difficulties
  • Knowledge of the classification of mental disorders contained in the current DSM.
  • Ability to educate clients about signs, symptoms, and recovery from mental illness.
  • Awareness of the impact of trauma on human development and psychopathology, and effective trauma treatment methods.
  • Knowledge of family systems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Sound judgment in problem solving and clinical intervention.
  • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications and side effects.
  • Practice of respectful communication with clients to enhance rapport and positive outcomes.


NATURE & SCOPE:

Physical Demands:

  • Moderate physical effort occasionally lifting up to ten pounds.
  • Must be able to tolerate working in an office setting for the required number of hours in a work day.


Cognitive Skills:

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to enter data into a computerized electronic medical record.
  • Ability to effectively apply counseling theories and skills within a clinical environment.


Working Environment:

  • May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
  • Occasionally exposed to patients exhibiting assaultive behaviors


Working Demands:

  • Frequent pressure due to schedule demands
  • Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations


Principal Challenges:

  • Working collaboratively with interdisciplinary staff.
  • Working collaboratively with clients, family members, and other community members.
  • Ensuring compliance with agency and funding standards for documentation and delivery of services.
  • Working with a wide variety of clients with serious, persistent mental illness.

Keywords: Peninsula Behavioral Health, WA, Everett , Remote Community Mental Health Therapist, Other , port angeles, Washington

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